Since 2003, Theodore Kattouf has been President and CEO of AMIDEAST, a U.S. private non-profit organization that provides educational and training services in the Middle East and North Africa. His 13 years at the head of AMIDEAST have been marked by strong growth and diversification of youth programs.
After four years in the U.S. Army, Ambassador Kattouf joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1972. From 1973 to 1998, he served at embassies in several Middle Eastern countries including as Deputy Chief of Mission at four different embassies. From 1998- 2003, he was appointed Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and subsequently to Syria.
Ambassador Kattouf is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and did mid-career graduate work at Princeton.